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Disability Benefits for the Elderly

Part of Opposition Day — [1st allotted day] – in the House of Commons at 5:09 pm on 8th December 2009.

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Photo of John Mason John Mason Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) 5:09 pm, 8th December 2009

Does the right hon. Gentleman agree that that option could turn out to be more expensive as well? Often, a friend or family member will visit to care for a few hours and they will incur only the cost of the taxi fare, but if such visits were replaced by the local authority providing paid care for a few hours, that would be much more expensive.

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